Medicine Bow Trail

HARD 44 reviews

Medicine Bow Trail is a 6.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Saratoga, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until November.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1860 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

rocky

Rocky scramble at higher elevation, subalpine wildflowers are plentiful. Very steep and follows switchbacks up to the highest points on the Snowy Range.

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23 days ago

Great hike! Make sure to plan an entire day so you can enjoy it.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

I went at the end of summer so thunderstorms were threatening us but it was absolutely stunning! The lakes were extremely refreshing!

hiking
3 months ago

Absolutely loved this hike, my favorite so far. Was more challenging than we thought but was accomplished! Give yourself lots of time. Gorgeous views from the peak, and all along the trail.

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5 months ago

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7 months ago

Great hike, good scenic views looking down on various glacier lakes. Pretty windy at the top but well worth it. This area looks like a scene from Lord of the Rings...

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike with the dog! A few snow patches, but it was fine, my feet didn't get wet. It was easy to follow all the carines to get to the peak.

9 months ago

Amazing views!

hiking
9 months ago

awesome hike. Give yourself a lot of time, start early and be cautious of weather. 6.9 miles for the full loop. amazing views. Not the hardest hike at all that I've done but definitely not for those who arent prepared to get in a workout.

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9 months ago

9 months ago

I love this trail. I think what really makes it hard is the elevation change about halfway up. Bring plenty of water.

hiking
9 months ago

Hiked this last October, started beautiful then Hail and lightening came while I was above tree line, other than that, this hike is beautiful! The trail is clearly marked above tree line as well. ✌

hiking
9 months ago

Great Hike to see the whole range. Very Rocky at times.

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11 months ago

the best spot in the snowys is on top of the medicine bow peak! the switch backs and considering are insane bit worth it!